B.S., 2018, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
   Advisor: Daniel Salamango
   Email: Hoi Tong.Wong@stonybrook.edu

Research Interests

My research interests lie in infectious diseases and host pathogen interactions. I want to continue learning more about what causes microbes to express certain genes and how their behaviors affect their host. By understanding their mechanisms, we can track and target specific points in a host pathogen relationship to improve medical treatments. During my free time, I enjoy watching movies and exploring new places.

Honors and Awards

2023 Irving Teresa Haire Memorial Award; Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stony Brook University.


Wong, H.T., Luperchio, A.M., Riley, S., and Salamango, D.J. (2023). Inhibition of ATM-directed antiviral responses by HIV-1 Vif. PLoS Pathogens 19(9): e1011634.

Wong, H.T., Cheung, V., and Salamango, D.J. (2022). Decoupling SARS-CoV-2 ORF6 localization and interferon antagonism. Journal of Cell Science 135(6): jcs259666.

Lin, X., Gaudino, S.J., Jang, K.K., Bahadur, T., Singh, A., Banerjee, A., Beaupre, M., Chu, T., Wong, H.T., Kim, C.-K., Kempen, C., Axelrad, J., Huang, H, Khalid, S., Shah, Vyom, Eskiocak, O., Parks, O.B., Berisha, A., McAleer, J.P., Good, M., Hoshino, M., Blumberg, R., Bialkowska, A.B., Gaffen, S.L., Kolls, J.K., Yang, V.W., Beyaz, S., Cadwell, K., and Kumar, P. (2022). IL-17RA-signaling in Lgr5+ intestinal epithelial cells induces expression of transcription factor ATOH1 to promote secretory cell lineage commitment. Immunity 55(2): 237-253.

Guadino, S.J., Huang, H., Jean-Pierre, M., Joshi, P., Beaupre, M., Kempen, C., Wong, H.T., and Kumar, P. (2021). Cutting Edge: Intestinal IL-17A Receptor signaling specifically regulates high-fat diet-mediated, microbiota-driven metabolic disorders. Journal of Immunology, doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.2000986.

Lin, X., Tawch, S., Wong, H.T., Roy, S., Gaudino, S., Castillo, P., Elsegeiny, W., Wakabayashi, N., Oury, T.D., Pociask, S., Chen, Kong, McLinskey, N., Melville, P., Syritsyna, O., Coyle, P., Good, M., Awashthi, A., Kolls, J.K., and Kumar, P. (2021). Nrf2 through aryl hydrocarbon receptor regulates IL-22 response in CD4 T cells. Journal of Immunology 206(7): 1540-1548.

Chan, J.P., Wright, J.R., Wong, H., Ardasheva, A., Brumbaugh, J., McLimans, C., and Lamendella, R. (2019). Using Bacterial Transcriptomics to  Investigate Targets of Host-Bacterial Interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans. Scientific Reports 9(1):5545.

Lamendella, R., Wrigh, J.R., Hackman, J., McLimans, C., Toole, D.R., Rubio, W., Drucker, R., Wong, H., Sabey, K., Hegarty, J.P., and Stewart, D.B. (2018). Antibiotic Treatments for Clostridium difficile Infection Are Associated with Distinct Bacterial and Fungal Community Structures. mSphere doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00572-17.


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